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John Tieso
Author/Consultant living in Arlington, VA
Interests: golf, computing, writing
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June 25, 20@) Arlington, VA Academic Freedom is DEAD at the Catholic University of America Yesterday (6-24-2020) I was notified by Andrew Abela, the Dean of the Busch School of Business that I was fired for not being a good 'role model' for students, since I apparently wrote several Tweets... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2020 at Academic Freedom Matters
Decision-making, especially indelicate or sensitive matters, requires more than a 'gut reaction' or outside pressures. it requires perspective -- understanding of the intent of the author of the idea or action, along with the integrity to do what is right in making the decision on subsequent actions. All to often in today's society integrity and perspective give way to 'mob demands, and not to understanding of the real issues involved. Bad decisions result. This short piece discusses these two critical factors -- perspective and integrity, as cornerstones to good decision-making,. Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2020 at Academic Freedom Matters
June 19, 2020 Arlington VA Defining Academic Freedom There are myriad definitions of academic freedom, each of which was devised over time for specific, yet common purposes. In 2010, Inside Higher Education, one of the leading media sources for the higher education community, defined a set of principles for academic... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2020 at Academic Freedom Matters
June 18, 2020 Arlington, VA Time for some lessons learned, this far. I will suggest four of the most critical: 1- Say NOTHING before you clearly understand the implications 2- Get Professional help as quickly as possible and, above all 3- Your superior is NOT your friend. Don't treat him/her... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2020 at Academic Freedom Matters
June 17, 2020 Arlington VA As you may recall, my first indication of charges and a suspension came quickly after my informal telephone discussion with Dean Andrew Abela of the Busch School of Business, where he asked me to drop my TWITTER account then threatened my status on the faculty... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2020 at Academic Freedom Matters
June 17, 2020 Arlington VA The next major offer of assistance came on May 19th, from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), a a Philadelphia, PA defender of Academic Freedom and Free Speech. They also were of immense help, and wrote to the University President, John Garvey, but... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2020 at Academic Freedom Matters
This blog is my personal property. IT REPRESENTS MY OWN VIEWS AND THE FACTS AS I KNOW THEM. If anyone disagrees, then comment and let's discuss Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2020 at Academic Freedom Matters
June 16, 2020 Arlington VA I am eternally grateful for the staff of the blog Those folks quickly saw the story from WUSA and called, wrote and e-mailed to get the true facts. Within days, they published the first of several articles on the controversy. You can see them... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2020 at Academic Freedom Matters
June 16, 2020 Arlington VA Every conflict starts somewhere. In my case, it started with a third-rate 'news reporter' anchor for the alt-left WUSA Channel 9 in Washington DC. Larry Miller managed to get possession of an anonymous letter that could ping both myself and Catholic University where I teach... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2020 at Academic Freedom Matters
June 15, 2020 Arlington Va These comments appeared in today. While I will say at the outset that I love working with Catholic Education and the students, the more you read, the more you see that these institutions are truly no different than others in their attitude and defensiveness.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2020 at Academic Freedom Matters
I have been the subject of a 'racism' complaint for over a month now, based on a scurrilous posting on WUSA-9 DC by a third-rate reporter named Larry Miller. This posting caused the Catholic University of America to suspend me and deny me my contracted classes as an adjunct Assistant... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2020 at Reflections
Arlington, VA 22202 June 15, 2020 We Americans are sinking more and more into a morass where free speech, free association and academic freedom as slowly becoming dying embers. Instead, intellectuals, indeed virtually anyone is subjected to scorn, investigation, and adverse actions due to stifle their individual rights to think... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2020 at Academic Freedom Matters
Arlington, VA May 28, 2020 Some things to consider when your reputation is threatened. Here's the scenario: Someone, the media, other people, or even a combination have labeled you a 'racist'. They claim to have 'proof' from the usual 'anonymous' sources. What do you do to protect and defend your... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2020 at Reflections
January 1, 2020\ A recent article discusses the emergence of a new series of high-growth, high-paying jobs, most in the technology sector that you should consider. The article, These 5 high-paying, growing jobs didn’t exist a decade ago—but they’ll be booming through the 2020s, appeared on the digital CNBC Platform... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2020 at Reflections
Arlington VA April 8 2017 Is there something wrong with high standards and values in today's business environment? Part I: Integrity In this complex business world, there are many who would argue that Integrity and Values, even Virtue, takes second-place to success. This article, and two others which follow, discusses... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2019 at Reflections
Arlington, VA October 27, 2019 A recent article by Reuters caught my eye. it discusses the impact of Chinese investments in Silicon Valley, particularly in new High-tech areas, such as drones, and next generation Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Cyber Security. The Article, "China's penetration of Silicon Valley creates risks for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2019 at Reflections
Arlington, VA October 26, 2019 Is every fact true? Is the truth factual? Think about it. You have heard the statement once or twice, "I read it on the Internet. Since it was on the Internet, it must be true." But is that the case? Let's look at it for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2019 at Reflections
Are the Chinese Intelligence Services making an even larger impact on American cybersecurity, with their venture capital firms making large investments in Silicon Valley? Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2018 at Minihan's World
The tariff war is heating up, and the US is in the middle with its new decisions on steel and aluminum Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2018 at Minihan's World
John Tieso Author, Lecturer in Management & Healthcare Systems Arlington VA, January 3 2017 [Reprinted from LinkIn] We all have personal visions, and may have professional or commercial visions as well. But how do you know if your vision is what it should be? Perhaps, there is a way to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2017 at Reflections
Arlington VA 22202 December 20 2017 [Reprinted from LinkedIn August 12 2016] A few evenings ago, i happened to be at home with no papers to grade or projects to review, and put on Public Broadcasting. It just so happened that one on my favorite Agatha Christie novels was being... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2017 at Reflections
Arlington, Virginia December 18, 2017 [Previously published in LinkedIn, October 2, 2017] We see more incidents of ‘terrorism’ daily. Just today (October 2, 2017) as I write this short piece, the news is reporting a horrific mass-murder in Las Vegas,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2017 at Minihan's World
Arlington, VA April 8, 2017 Now we have a chance to escape the image of the US being weak and indecisive: A Series Part 1 - Attacks on Law Enforcement Personnel The election of Donald Trump last November was, in... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2017 at Minihan's World
Thank you for your comments. I spent a number of year recycling desktop systems and laptops for students who could not afford new systems. These days, it is actually easier and less expensive to purchase a new system or laptop than work on an old one, but the parts for later update or upgrade are still worth the effort to remove from a system before scrapping the shell. The old concept of mean time between failures (MTBF0 is still accurate and worth the parts inventories. Thanks for responding.
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Arlington, VA August 7, 2016 A brief overview of the history of perhaps a premature 'death' If you look through the news feeds on Google News, and others, there seems to be a lot of comment lately, possibly due to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2016 at Minihan's World